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Well at this point this wouldn’t technically qualify as your “first look” at Fox’s new show “The Finder”, since the guys behind “Bones” have already devoted essentially an entire episode to the show a few weeks back, and this trailer is basically just scenes from that episode. Anyways, this is your official first look at Walter Sherman and company, which happens to include Michael Clarke Duncan as his “legal advisor” and Saffron Burrows as his tough-talking, uber hot bartender/love interest. I figure that like with “Bones”, they’ll play the whole “will they, won’t they” thing with Walter and Burrows for five, six years before doing anything — if, that is, the show goes that long.
Iraq war veteran WALTER SHERMAN (Geoff Stults, “She’s Out of My League”) gained a reputation while serving in the Army Military Police as someone who was very good at tracking down insurgents, deserters and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Unfortunately, Walter found one IED just moments before it found him.
Two months later, when Walter woke from his coma, he earned an honorable discharge and returned home. His resulting brain damage from the explosion transformed him from someone skilled at recovering people and things into something much more extraordinary: a Finder.
From the creator of the hit series BONES comes THE FINDER, the new one-hour procedural centering on a remarkable man who uses his unique gift to help others recover what they’ve lost.
Walter may have left the military, but his reputation as a discreet professional who can unearth anything and anyone has been passed on to generals, politicians and other powerful figures. His first post-military assignment was to find the CIA head honcho’s missing daughter and bring her home. Walter did both, and since then has never been without an assignment.
After settling in Key West, Walter met the beautiful and worldly IKE LATULIPPE (Saffron Burrows, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), a woman with a mysterious past and many hidden skills. She tends bar at The Ends of the Earth, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter. Walter helped Ike escape a dangerous life, and for that, she is eternally grateful. Another island denizen dedicated to Walter is LEO KNOX (Michael Clarke Duncan, “The Green Mile”), once an obese lawyer who, after the deaths of his wife and children, completely reinvented himself into a gentle giant, philosopher and Walter’s legal advisor.
Because of his skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find. With the help of Ike and Leo, as well as a patchwork of indebted connections, he and his team ultimately find meaning in their own lives by finding something or someone other people have lost.
Starring Geoff Stults as Walter Sherman, Michael Clarke Duncan as Leo Knox, and Saffron Burrows as Ike Latulippe.
Coming to Fox this Fall.